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Overall program assessment

  • Assessing the Technology Plan
    After researching and developing the technology plan, it is essential to assess its function and workability. In this critical step, you will evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the design and the impact it will have to the district.
  • CEO Forum on Education and Technology
    The Interactive School Technology and Readiness (STaR) Chart is a self-assessment tool designed to provide schools with the information they need to better integrate technology into their educational process. Here, one can complete an online, multiple-choice questionnaire that will provide instant feedback on how well a school is doing in this process.
  • Educator's Guide to Evaluating the Use of Technology in Schools and Classrooms
    This guide was developed for the U.S. Department of Education by the American Institutes for Research in conjunction with its formative evaluation of the Technology Literacy Challenge Fund.
  • EnGauge
    The enGauge framework identifies Six Essential Conditions- system-wide factors critical to effective uses of technology for student learning, and then provides a comprehensive set of evaluative tools that give schools the opportunity to measure their effectiveness in each of the Six Essential Conditions.
  • Getting the Most from Technology in Schools
    This report is designed to put the role of educational technology in the proper context, not as the focus of learning but as a valuable tool to support it. Getting information from a number of other sources, this report summarizes the most important aspects of the role for educational technology.
  • K-12 STaR Chart
    The CEO Forum on Education & Technology has developed two School Technology & Readiness (STaR) Charts, one for the K-12 community and the other for colleges of education. Both contain a series of questions that, once answered, enable you to get instantaneous feedback on your institution's level of readiness in using technology.
  • Learning With Technology Profile Tool
    NCRTEC and NCREL are developing a suite of tools to support schools in technology planning and integration. The Learning With Technology Profile Tool is a computer program intended to help educators think carefully about their practice in the areas of engaged learning and technology.
  • National Study of School Evaluation: Indicators of Quality
    What should students know and be able to do as a result of a quality information technology program? What are the indicators of high performing instructional and organizational systems that support students' achievement of the desired results for their learning? These questions and other critical issues related to identifying research-based indicators of high performing technology systems are addressed in the NSSE's publication, Indicators of Quality Information Technology Systems in K-12 Schools.
  • Northwest Educational Technology Consortium's Equity Survey
    This survey allows individuals to find out what they can do to help ensure equity in educational technology. By selecting a topic to view a checklist of questions, participants can use the assorted surveys to assess how well they are providing equity in educational technology.
  • PCC Assessment Tool
    by The Milken Family Foundation 6/07/00 | This tool, which has been converted into a PDF document, and is a companion to the Professional Competency Continuum document, has been designed to provide educators with an opportunity to assess their status within the skill and knowledge areas described in that continuum. The PCC Assessment Tool features two different assessments.
  • South Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium's Profiler Tool
    Profiler is designed to help groups of individuals improve their skills around a general topic by inspiring cooperation and collaboration among teachers and students within a school. The best way to see Profiler in action is to experiment with the demonstration.
  • Technology Briefs for NCLB Planners
    The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation emphasizes the importance of leveraging the power of technology in all areas of K-12 education, from reading to science to special education. As a result, education leaders at the state and local levels are expected to develop plans that effectively employ technology to enhance learning and increase student achievement.
  • Technology in Schools: Suggestions, Tools and Guidelines for Assessing Technology in Elementary and Secondary Education
    This guide was written by the National Forum on Education Statistics under NCES's Cooperative Education Statistics System. Directed toward state and local education agencies, it describes how to measure technology use by examining planning and policies; finance; equipment and infrastructure; technology applications; maintenance and support; professional development; and technology integration.